Academic Advising engages students in exploring, defining and achieving their academic and career goals. The Advising office on each campus provides services designed for student success. Professional Advisors help students with choice of major, degree planning, course selection, prerequisite and placement requirements for courses, final graduation checks and transfer college information.
The Academic Advising office has three Student Learning Outcomes which are listed below:
Where can you meet with an Academic Advisor?
We have Academic Advising offices on all four campuses. If you are a Distance Learning student, we have an Online Academic Advisor who is available to answer your questions. You must utilize your TCC email when contacting the Online Advisor due to federal privacy regulations.
www.tulsacc.edu/student-resources/academic-advising/online-advisement - Online Academic Advisor
www.tulsacc.edu/student-resources/academic-advising - Academic Advising
When should you meet with an Academic Advisor?
Students should meet with an Academic Advisor in February or March for summer and fall enrollment. If you are enrolling for spring then you should plan to meet with an Academic Advisor in September or October. It is beneficial for a student to meet with an Advisor early in the semester so the student has better opportunities to get the classes they want.
Why should you meet with an Academic Advisor?
You should meet with an Academic Advisor because they can help you become a successful student. Academic Advising can help you find resources, highlight common services that are available to you and help you with situations that may arise that you aren’t sure how to fix. Academic Advisors are able to give you information about important dates. They can help you read the academic calendar and understand the dates that are listed, they can highlight the important dates that you do not want to miss. They can also provide guidance on requirements such as prerequisites for courses and co-requisites for courses as well as program requirements. They can help you plan out your degree semester by semester. It is also vital for a student to meet with an Academic Advisor before applying to programs and certificates. Students can meet with an advisor at any time throughout the semester.
Do you plan to transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor’s degree after graduating from TCC? Are you hoping to immediately enter the workforce?
It’s important to think about your goals so that you can select courses and a major that will help you reach your goal. For example, if you want to transfer, you will want to earn an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. If you want to enter the workforce in a chosen field, an Associate of Applied Science or Certificate might be the best degree for you!
Tulsa Community College offers a large variety of associate degree and certificate programs designed to help you meet your educational goals.
If you plan to transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor’s degree, check the link below for helpful information!
What is On-Time Enrollment?
On-Time Enrollment means you must enroll in a class before the class meets for the first time. You may enroll in classes online until the Sunday before the semester starts. After that as long as the class hasn’t met for the first time, you can enroll through the Enrollment Services/Registration office on any TCC campus. In order to enroll, you must have the class subject, course number and CRN number, you will present this to Enrollment Services once you are ready to enroll if the class has not started. After the class has met for the first time, you will need to find a section that hasn’t yet met. If you have any issues or concerns while trying to enroll both Academic Advising and Enrollment Services are available for questions.
If you are counting down the months, weeks, days and hours until your graduation, then you will need to visit an Academic Advising office on any TCC campus. Our advising staff will ensure that you are fulfilling all the requirements for graduation.
At the beginning of your last semester at TCC, if you have fulfilled all the graduation requirements, your next step will be to visit an Academic Advising office for a final Graduation Check. The final Graduation Check will ensure that you graduate and receive your diploma. You will want to check this off your list!
There are deadlines to file for graduation each semester! If you plan to graduate in the fall semester the deadline is the last Friday in October. If you plan to graduate in the spring semester the deadline is the last Friday in March. If you plan to graduate in the summer semester the deadline is the second Friday in July.
Fall graduates may participate in TCC’s annual commencement ceremony the following May. If you plan on graduating in the Summer, you may complete your graduation check by the Spring deadline and then participate in TCC’s annual commencement ceremony in May.
Please click on the links to download and save the following worksheets and exercises for the advising portion of your Academic Strategies course.
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